Middle Of A Sentence : Short Prose Anthology PRE-ORDER

Middle Of A Sentence : Short Prose Anthology PRE-ORDER

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*Coming out December 1st 2020*

“…only then did he realize he was not in the middle of a sentence, but in the middle of the street…”
– from The Overcoat by Nikolai Gogol, 1842





The Common Breath Short Prose Anthology is a celebration of fiction in its shortest form, uniting work from some of the greatest contemporary novelists, alongside an exciting selection from TCB's open submissions process, and supplemented by pieces from a range of literary history's finest artists.

Brian Hamill - An introduction

Jenni Fagan - Ida Keeps Falling
Jenni Fagan - The Ship
Stuart Murray - Wiz it Monday...
Jo Higgs - Your Skin's Falling Off
Katherine Mansfield - Selections from the Notebooks
Frankie Gault - Shiny Shoes
Rachael Fulton - Blood
Janice Galloway - Moving on
Brendan Breslin - Fathers and Son
Brendan Breslin - A Young Couple and an Old Couple
Farah Ahamed - Thin Air
Brian Dunsmore - Fuckin British Gas, man
Jennifer Harvey - As eternal as the grief of fallen angels
David Keenan - Beetles
Regi Claire - When Our Lives Begin
Brad Bigelow - The Encounter in a Police Station
Chika Unigwe - Two Happy Meals
Hattie Atkins - Food and Wine
Mark Blair - What Are You Thinking?
Annie Gough - Fancier's Lung
Garry Cox - Foetal
Garry Cox - Jesus Christ, 6 Days Short of his 53rd Birthday
Lara Frankena - Holiday Spirits
Shane Brant - A Man So Fixated On His Craft That He Doesn't Notice

His Wife Is Possessed by a Ghost

Anton Chekhov - A selected story
Julie Rea - The First to Leave
Ruskin Smith - Outside
Kira Scott - Bruce McDougall
Graeme Armstrong - Landit
Brian Hamill - Extracts from 'Distant Cousins'
Wendy Erskine - the envelopes for them
Ranbir Sidhu - That Here They Call Castles
Siún Carden - Rescinding her Statement
Kevin MacNeil - Humour
Donna McLean - Signal
Ron Butlin - The Legend of McGinley and the Seven McCanns
Joey Simons - The catch
Joey Simons - MacDiarmind into battle again
Issy Flower - Water Baby
John King - Drawing Breath
Hannah McDonald - Touched
Wayne Connolly - Blood Cancer
Emma Flynn - Sorry I'm Late
Carsten René Nielsen - Love
Duncan McLean - Rat King
Duncan McLean - The Porteus Bray
Stu Hennigan - Posterity
Sherwood Anderson - A selected story
Alyson Mosquera Dutemple - Ancient History
Kevin Williamson - Ponderous Stuff
Erik Kennedy - My First Time. The Tsar's Uncle's Last Time
Aimee Campbell - Four short pieces
Stewart Home - Hypno Kink Princess
Kate Chopin - Two stories
Lucy Macrae - Anthemoessa
Howard Colyer - Ready
Alan Warner - Powder
Kirsten Anderson - The space between
A.L. Kennedy - I tell them
Sarah Ward - The Bridge
Jim Aitken - The Learned Theban
Maria Ilona Moore - Dancer
Ian Farnes - A Land Overgrown
Kris O'Rourke - Victor
James Kelman - A Hard Man
Evy Tam Liu - The Overcoat
Stuart Murray - How ye keepin anyway?
Bernard MacLaverty - The Fountain Pen